News for Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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On Tuesday afternoon, Thomas Godfrey, left, and Victor Solis from Heard Brothers Electric worked on an area to install the outdoor lighting for the new elementary school being built on Airport Road near Ga. Highway 142 in north Newton County.

First reading of Walker's Bend overlay approved

COVINGTON -- Covington Mayor Kim Carter cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of approving the first reading of the Walker's Bend Overlay Zoning District on Monday night.

Man gets four life sentences

COVINGTON -- Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton told convicted murderer 20-year-old Jamall Pridgett on Tuesday morning that he would be in prison for a long, long time.

City Council OKs chief's resignation

PORTERDALE -- Two City Council members said Monday night that they believe the town's next police chief should be promoted from within.

Oxford College looks to construct new science building

OXFORD -- Oxford College administrators spoke to Oxford City Council members during the city's work session Monday night to discuss plans for a new science building and development of a new master plan for the campus.

First reading of Walker's Bend overlay approved

COVINGTON — Covington Mayor Kim Carter cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of approving the first reading of the Walker's Bend Overlay Zoning District on Monday night.

City Council OKs chief's resignation

PORTERDALE — Two City Council members said Monday night that they believe the town's next police chief should be promoted from within.

School board approves new principal

The Newton County Board of Education has approved Dr. Craig Lockhart, currently assistant superintendent for Support Services in Bibb County Schools, as principal of Newton High School.

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